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Teluk Cendrawasih or Cendrawasih Bay National Park in Papua includes
Indonesia’s largest marine national park and is one of the best
dive-sites in the archipelago. Comprising land and coastal areas,
islands, coral reefs and seas, the park covers a total area of
The Cendrawasih Bay Park combines coral reef
ecosystems with mangrove, islands and terrestrial tropical forest
ecosystems. Here are colonies of black coral, blue coral and soft
coral. The Park is famous for the 209 fish species that make this Park
their habitat, among which are the butterfly fish, the damselfish and
parrotfish, while mollusks found here include the trumpet triton, the
great clam and the cone shell.
Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Makassar or Jayapura take a flight to Biak
and on to Manokwari or Nabire. From Nabire take a longboat to the Park
at Rumberpon Island, which takes some 5.5 hours.
To visit the Park, contact the Office at: Jalan Trikora Wosi Rendani, PO Box 220 Manokwari 98312, West Papua Tel.: 62-986-212212 Fax: 62-986-212437 Email: btnc[at]manokwari.wasantara.net.id
species of turtles inhabit these waters, they are the hawksbill turtle,
the common green turtle, the Pacific ridley turtle and the leatherback
turtle. Here are also found dugongs, coconut crabs, dolphins and sharks.
on Mioswaar Island can be found a natural cave with ancient remains,
thermal springs and waterfalls, and at Tanjung Muagguar is an
underwater cave with a depth of 100 feet.
On Yoop Island and
Windesi waters visitors can go whale and dolphin watching, while
Nusrowi Island is ideal for diving, snorkeling, marine tours and animal
On Rumberpon Island one can observe birds and deer, dive and snorkel. A sunken military aircraft wreck lies on the seabed.
The best time of the year to visit is between May and October.